Shocks in store on stage

PUBLISHED: 14:12 22 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:29 24 May 2010

A PLAY which was banned until 1939 will be staged in Bath next week. Andrea Riseborough (Doc Martin, Whatever Love Means, A Very Social Secretary) will star in August Strindberg's Miss Julie at the Theatre Royal from Monday. Andrea takes on the role of Mi

A PLAY which was banned until 1939 will be staged in Bath next week.Andrea Riseborough (Doc Martin, Whatever Love Means, A Very Social Secretary) will star in August Strindberg's Miss Julie at the Theatre Royal from Monday.Andrea takes on the role of Miss Julie, an arrogant and beautiful daughter of the master of the house. The young woman finds herself drawn to Jean, a footman with ambitions above his station. As Jean's fiance Kristin sleeps, mistress and servant play a dangerous game.Strindberg's shocking masterpiece is one of the most influential works in modern drama. The production was banned throughout much of Europe, including Britain, for many years.Published in 1888, the tale was first staged in Britain half a century after it was written.Richard Dormer (Casualty, Soldier Soldier, The Young Indiana Jones) takes on the role of Jean in the production while Pauline Turner (Taggart, Wycliffe, Casualty, Two Thousand Acres of Sky) plays the role of Kristin.Miss Julie will be staged as part of the Peter Hall Season until August 12.Details and tickets, priced £13.50-29.50, are available from the box office on 01225 448844.

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